Young Adult Ministry

The parish community of St. Paul the Apostle joins the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in recognizing the tremendous gifts that Catholic young adults – men and women in their late teens, twenties, and thirties – have to bring to church life. We welcome and invite young adults of our parish, whether single, married, with or without children, divorced, or widowed, to enrich our parish with their presence through engagement in the greater parish life as well as specific activities geared for young adult formation and fellowship.

Young Adult Faith Formation Mission

As young adult members of St. Paul the Apostle parish community, we strive to live the missionary spirit of the first Apostles who, filled with the Holy Spirit, bravely entered into the world to make connections with society and bring the Gospel message of hope to the hopeless, poor, marginalized, and outcast.  We come together in community to grow in faith, engage in service opportunities, and support one another in fellowship in the various stages of our lives. We invite young adults to cheerfully share their time, energies, and talents with our parish and greater community for the good of others.

Engagement Opportunities – What’s Happening This Year?

Young adults (age 18 – 39) in college or graduate school students or working young professionals are invited to come together in community to socialize, grow in faith, and support one another through fellowship. Join in the many opportunities for fellowship and learning, such as the weekly Bible Study that is open to drop-ins, monthly speaker series and pub night/Holy Brew Thursday, bi-annual retreats, and occasional fun outings. 

Young adults are invited to stay in the know by searching for and downloading MyParish App. Create a user profile and join the group “Young Adults at SPA” to receive updates on happenings in the group. And join the email list by contacting Emmanuela Chukwuezi at echukwuezi@stpaulapostle.com or 616.949.4170 x247 or with any questions or suggestions.

EXODUS 90 PROGRAM Exodus 90 Suggested Routine
E90X: Exodus 90/Fiat 90 program, IS a challenging spiritual exercise of renewal based in fellowship, prayer, and penance. Fill out the form below to find out about the fellowship group of E90X-ers meeting during the 40 days of Lent.

E90X for the 40 Days of Lent

Exodus 90/Fiat 90 program, is a challenging spiritual exercise of renewal based in fellowship, prayer, and penance. Those seeking to embark on this program just for the 40 days of Lent are invited to join a fellowship group that meets at St. Paul the Apostle. Fill out the form below and you will receive more information shortly.
Weekly Bible Study – Tuesdays at 6:30pm-7:30pm (Starting January 8, 2019)

Gather in the Pastoral Center at St. Paul the Apostle Church (enter through office doors) to fellowship with one another and discuss the readings for the coming Sunday in Lectio Divina format. Drop in attendance allowed.  

 

Lumen et Vita Monthly Speaker Series – 2nd Wednesday or Thursday, 7pm-9:30pm at St. Paul the Apostle Church

Join in this lecture series to enrich your faith life and walk with the Lord. All are welcome to gather in the Narthex at 7pm for appetizers and fellowship, at no cost, followed by an hour talk with Q & A following. Click HERE for more info.

Dates: February 14, March 14, April 11, and May 8

 

Monthly Pub Night/Holy Brew Thursday – 4th Thursdays 7pm-9:30pm at Harmony Hall

We gather at Harmony Hall for discussion and dialogue on questions and topics of faith. Come upstairs and look for our group or ask the seating host[ess].

Dates: February 28, March 28, April 25, May 23

 

Rosary and Pancakes – 3rd Saturdays at 9:30am

Gather in the west parking lot of St. Paul’s to start our rosary walk, weather permitting (otherwise meet inside the church), and pray for any special intentions. All are invited to hang-out and fellowship afterwards at IHOP on 28th Street.  

Dates: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18  

Lenten Retreat Save the Date – April 5-6, 2019

Easter Conference, April 26-27, 2019
“The Deep Heart of God”
– Ken Kneipmann, John Paul II Healing Center

 

Summer Steubenville Conference Save the Date

July 24-26, 2019 – Applied Biblical Studies Conference

July 26-28, 2019 – Defending the Faith Conference

 

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